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How To Edit Your Website Menu

How To Edit Your Website Menu

Brandicoot clients that have access to their WordPress Dashboard have the ability to add new pages to their websites.

This step by step guide has been created to show you how to add these newly created pages to your website menu.

1. From the “Appearance” menu on the left-hand side of the Dashboard, select the “Menus” option to bring up the Menu Editor.

2. On the left hand side, locate the pane entitled “Pages”. In this section will see a list of the most recent pages added to your site, if you can’t see the pages you need select the “View All” tab to bring up a list of all the currently published Pages on your site.

3. Select the “checkbox” for the page or pages you have just created and click the “Add To Menu” button.

Your new page will now be showing within the menu editor at the bottom of the list on the right hand side.

The menu editor allows you to create multi-level menus using a simple ‘drag and drop’ interface. “Drag menu items up or down” to change their order of appearance in the menu. “Drag menu items left or right” in order to create sub-levels within your menu.

4. “Drag and drop” the page below the appropriate menu, To make one menu item a subordinate of another, you need to position the ‘child’ underneath its ‘parent’ and then drag it slightly to the right.

5. Once you have placed your page under the appropriate menu click the blue “Save Menu” button located on the bottom right hand side of the page.

Congratulations, your page is now listed within your website menu!

Tip: Customising Menu Item Headings

If your page title is too long for display on your menu, use this tip to display an alternative page heading that will be displayed on the menu only.

1. Click on the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the menu item to expand it.

2. Enter the values for the “Navigation Label” and “Title Attribute” that you want to assign to the item.

The Navigation Label: This field specifies the title of the item on your custom menu. This is what your visitors will see when they visit your site/blog.

The Title Attribute: This field specifies the Alternative (‘Alt’) text for the menu item. This text will be displayed when a user’s mouse hovers over a menu item.

3. Click the “Save Menu” button to save your changes.

Need a little help?

If you are having any problems, or wish to make some more advanced changes to your website menu, don’t hesitate to get in touch the Brandicoot team today!